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  • Congressman Cuellar Includes Language to Offer Laredo Veterans a Burial Place Closer to Home
    Posted in Press Release on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of language into the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs House Appropriations bill that could provide for new burial places for veterans in Laredo, where more burial plots are needed. Now that the bill has been approved by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, it will have to be passed by the full House. The language Cuellar introduced in the bill encourages the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) t... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Successfully Includes Language in Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Trade, Appropriations

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that he had successfully included in the FY 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill a number of provisions designed to make life better for our country’s veterans. The bill was reviewed today by the entire U.S. House Appropriations Committee, on which Cuellar sits, and was passed out of committee. The bill can now head to the House floor for a full vote. The bill increases total funding for the Department of Veterans... Read more

  • MCALLEN MONITOR: Work continues on World War I history walls at McAllen memorial
    Posted in In The News on January 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Pictured viewing progress on the walls are sculptor Douglas Clark, TXDAR Corresponding Secretary Susan Francis and State Regent Judy C. Ostler. in the background stands the 105-foot high black granite American Spire of Honor. Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:15 pm Special to The Monitor Texas Veterans War Memorial continues its efforts to complete the engraving of historical stories of World War I and insert the historical picture reliefs on three existing granite walls located at the TXDAR Pl... Read more

  • KXOF FOX LAREDO VIDEO: Veterans Protest Arrival of Cuban Migrants
    Posted in In The News on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care

    The Afghanistan Veterans organization gathered to protest against the arrival of Cuban migrants. They say their needs need be heard. “The Veteran’s Association President said he’s motivated in the support he’s received from Congressman Henry Cuellar.” http://www.mylaredofox.com/2016/01/27/veterans-protest-arrival-of-cuban-migrants/ Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar Pens Service Bill
    Posted in In The News on January 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Appropriations, Tax Relief

    Cuellar pens service bill U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar says he successfully included language in the recent government funding bill that calls on the Office of Management and Budget to explain to Congress how it will ensure greater performance across the government and better customer service. “One of my primary missions as a member of Congress is to improve the responsiveness of our government,” Cuellar said. “Every day my office hears from constituents who are trying to navigate the bureaucr... Read more

  • PLEASANTON EXPRESS: GRAND OPENING AT NEW VETERAN’S OFFICE
    Posted in In The News on November 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    In Jourdanton, a Grand Opening was held at the Veteran’s Service Office at 818 Main St., at noon on Tuesday, November 24. From left are, Commissioner Lonnie Gillespie, Pct. 1; Commissioner Freddie Ogden, Pct. 3; Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, Representative Ryan Guillen, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Senator Carlos Uresti, Mike Lambaria, Veterans Service Officer and Commissioner Bill Carroll, Pct. 4. LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS http://www.pleasantonexpress.com/news/2015-11-25/News/GRAND_OPE... Read more

  • PLEASANTON EXPRESS: Veterans office grand opening
    Posted in In The News on November 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Leon Zabava Staff Writer LEON ZABAVA | PLEA SANTON EXPRE SS Mike Lambaria, veteran’s service officer is seen as he presented a framed certificate to Representative Ryan Guillen. Also standing are Congressman Henry Cuellar and Senator Carlos Uresti, both also received framed certificates. Seated from left, are Bill McLemore, Veterans Land Board, executive secretary; Theresea Cruz, Commander, American Legion Post 436 and Gary Lee, Texas Veterans Commission Healthcare Initiative Advocate.On Tuesday... Read more

  • KGNS: Laredo cemetery working on making more space for veteran gravestones
    Posted in In The News on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Updated: Wed 10:50 PM, Nov 11, 2015 By: Renee Santos LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Veteran's Day marks a day to honor and remember all current and fallen veterans. Many people paid their respects by visiting the city's cemetery, placing flowers on loved one's gravestones. But people are concerned about the limited space at that cemetery. The designated area to bury veterans at the city's cemetery is quickly running out of space. Right now an alternative temporary solution has been added to make room fo... Read more

  • PLEASANTON EXPRESS: Vet honored with hunt
    Posted in In The News on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    SUE BROWN EDITOR Domingo Chapa, WWII Navy Veteran, shows the flag he received last December from Congressman Henry Cuellar. Chapa was chosen to hunt with the nonprofit group Trinty Oaks. SUE BROWN | PLEASANTON EXPRESSDomingo Chapa, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, was among a group of veterans this past weekend who were able to experience a deer hunt, courtesy of the nonprofit group Trinity Oaks. The group embraces outdoor activities – such as hunting and fishing – to make a meaningful impact... Read more

  • PERIODICO ENLACE:TEXAS VETERANS STILL FACE LONG WAIT TIMES AT THE SOUTH TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
    Posted in In The News on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    4 de Noviembre de 2015 Congressman Henry Cuellar recently condemned the continued long wait times for veterans seeking health care at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio. More than a year after news first broke of deaths caused by long waits for care at the Phoenix, Arizona, Veterans Health Administration facilities, veterans in the San Antonio region are still waiting unreasonably long times to receive the care they deserve for their service. According to a letter sent to... Read more